Analyst calls: Chipotle downgraded at 3 firms

SanDisk is upgraded to 'above average,' and AMD is downgraded to 'hold.'

By MSN Money Partner Jul 20, 2012 11:33AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Societe Generale
  • Steel Dynamics (STLD) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • SanDisk (SNDK) upgraded to Above Average from Average at Caris
  • Walgreen (WAG) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays
  • KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Under Valued from Fairly Valued at Rochdale
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • AMD (AMD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord
  • Chipotle (CMG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, and to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital, and to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • Johnson Controls (JCI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank and to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray, and to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Quest Diagnostics (DGX) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Union Pacific (UNP) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • People's United (PBCT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
  • Perrigo (PRGO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Verizon (VZ) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Fresenius Medical (FMS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • Concur (CNQR) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Informatica (INFA) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Kenexa (KNXA) initiated initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Foot Locker (FL) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Liberty Media (LMCA) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
  • Sirius XM (SIRI) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
  • Rackspace (RAX) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura
  • Starwood Hotels (HOT) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
  • Wyndham (WYN) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
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